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Varnum Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

September 9, 2020

Varnum attorneys in 14 practice areas have been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2020, including several young attorneys  honored as Michigan Rising Stars. All will be listed in the 2020 publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

Recognition in Super Lawyers is a result of nominations by lawyers and judges, research by Super Lawyers and an independent lawyer evaluation service. Varnum attorneys recognized in the 2020 guide include:

Ann Arbor

  • Christopher A. Ballard, Estate & Probate
  • Thomas W. Forster II, Real Estate


  • Thomas H. Bergh, Estate and Probate 


  • Brendan G. Best, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Richard A. Hooker, Employment & Labor
  • Eric Nemeth, Tax

Grand Rapids

  • Adam J. Brody, Business Litigation
  • Lawrence P. Burns, Health Care
  • Jon M. Bylsma, Business Litigation
  • Nyal Deems, Real Estate
  • Ronald G. DeWaard, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • John Huff, State/Local/Muni
  • Tom Kyros, Estate & Probate
  • Marilyn A. Lankfer, Estate & Probate
  • Lawrence J. Murphy, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Michael Roth, Business Litigation
  • Perrin Rynders, Business Litigation
  • Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Employment & Labor 


  • John W. Allen, Family Law
  • Bonnie Y. Sawusch, PI General: Plaintiff


  • Richard T. Hewlett, Construction Litigation
  • Julia A. Perkins, Family Law

The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Varnum attorneys who have been recognized as 2019 Michigan Rising Stars include: 

  • Luis E. Avila, Employment & Labor
  • Bradley S. Defoe, Business Litigation
  • Mallory A. Field, Business/Corporate
  • Erin Klug, Intellectual Property
  • Timothy P. Monsma, Business Litigation
  • Lauren Potocsky, Business Litigation
  • John J. Rolecki, Business Litigation
  • Kristen Veresh, Banking
  • Salvatore (Sam) J. Vitale, Business Litigation
  • Rebecca K. Wrock, Estate & Probate
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